Tag Archive: Children

Some Things are Too Important to Say Nothing: Talking with Your Children about Money

Bindaas Madhavi. (2011) Listen to Your Kids. Most parents would not allow their child to play in the street or to touch a hot stove because parents understand that these actions have consequences and the consequences are serious. If you don’t talk with your child about money and allow them to observe you exhibiting positive …

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Helping Young Children Understand the Meaning of Math

Simple sorting games teach pre-math skills to young children. Children are born curious and are constantly learning about the world around them.  Children learn basic math skills through daily activities and interaction.  They practice basic math skills as they notice differences between things, how events happen the same way every time, and how they can make …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/27/helping-young-children-understand-the-meaning-of-math/

Water, Water Everywhere: Children Discuss Water Quality

Salt water continues to make it into our fresh water supply. Will you conserve? I had the privilege of spending a day recently with children from Medart Elementary School for their annual Project Learning Tree (PLT).  During PLT, community representatives make presentations on nature, conservation and sustainability practices.  The 2013 theme was Wakulla Life is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/20/water-water-everywhere-children-discuss-water-quality/

Helping Children Learn Self-Control

Self-control is an important skill for all children to learn.  In other words, individuals know right from wrong or have power to control their own actions.  Self-control is the ability to think before you act, rather than being controlled by your feelings.  Children who rely on parents or other children to make choices for them …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/01/helping-children-learn-self-control/